Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD] is becoming a more common diagnosis for kids and adults alike and that means you need to find ADHD Support. The official diagnosis of ADHD is not just a diagnosis that is just for the child but, also the family. Even adults who are diagnosed are almost left on a limb, let alone their families as well. There are several different treatments offered to families who are navigating this diagnosis but, they aren’t always offered support. Even caregivers aren’t always offered support if they are caring for someone with ADHD.
Where to Find ADHD Support
As you navigate an ADHD diagnosis, you will love the support options listed below. Check with others in your community for their tips as well!
Those Close to You
The first place to get support are your close friends and family. Keep them in the loop. Give them up to date information and talk to them about the care that is needed. Communicate and be open what you and your family need. Close friends and family will be the first ones you contact when you need to talk so why not use them as a resource as well.
CHADD is the National Resource on ADHD. Here you can get a membership that offers both local and online help and support. The Resource Directory even has an area where you can connect with other parents if your child has been diagnosed. CHADD even offers a helpline you can call. While they are only open for their specified hours it is a great resource to have on hand.
Family Support Program
Family Support Program is a website where there is a list of several resources for your family or someone who you know that is trying to navigate the ADHD diagnosis.
Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family is a very informative page. The information about what ADHD is, facts about ADHD and ways you can help. All of this information is well laid out and easy to understand. Since it can be confusing to take it all in, that is very helpful.
Helpguide.org breaks down the ADHD diagnosis for families. They have several steps and tips for parents on how to help the diagnosed child and their siblings. The easy to read guide gives out a lot of helpful information for helping your child cope both at home and at school or, out and about. They also have a small section on resources and references with links to follow.
Many of the struggles faced by diagnosed adults (and their families) are that are the same kids and their families. This means that many of the above resources may possibly be helpful for them as well.
Whether it is your own child, a child you are close to or, even a close family member, ADHD is a family diagnosis. The thing that helps those involved the most is support. No matter when the diagnosis comes or came there are always new developments in treatments that are being used. These resources can be helpful for anyone involved in the person’s life or even close to them.